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New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and Its Region - 26-27/10/2016, Jerusalem (Israel)

The 10th annual conference of the New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and Its Environs, will be held on October 26, 27 and 28, 2016. This year, the conference marks its 10th anniversary, making it a very special event for us all. Over the past ten years, the conference and the published proceedings have served as the primary platform for the presentation of archaeological research in Jerusalem and its surroundings, including lectures from across the entire spectrum of Israeli scholars working in the field.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 26-27/10/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Yad Izhak Ben Zvi Institute (Jerusalem, Israel)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Institute of Archaeology, The Faculty of Humanities, Tel-Aviv University; Israel Antiquity Authority; The Hebrew Universtiy of Jerusalem

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Day 1(October 26) 9:30 Opening remarks 9:45 Session 1: Jerusalem and the Empires Session Chair: Rachel Milstein Jerusalem and the Empires: Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University Agrippa II in Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Temple in 70 CE: Martin Goodman, Oxford University Communal Institutions in Frankish Jerusalem: Adrian Boas, Haifa University 11:15–11:30 Coffee break 11:30 Session 2: Cultural Resource Management in Jerusalem Session Chair: Mike Turner Whose Heritage? Urban and Architectural Considerations: Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology The Kidron Valley Cyber-Archaeology Project: Thomas E. Levy, University of California, San Diego The Ancient Ruins of Lifta: A Preliminary Assessment According to Architectural and Archaeological Survey: Gil Haklai, Conservation Department, Israel Antiquities Authority 13:00–14:00 Lunch break 14:00 Session 3: Opening Afternoon Session Sustainable Rehabilitation of the Holy Sepulchre: An Interdisciplinary Scientific Study and Monitoring, A Scientific Integrated Governance of the Project, Antonia Moropoulou, Chief Scientific Supervisor of the project, Head of the NTUA Interdisciplinary Research Group for the Monuments’ Protection 14:30 Session 4: The City Boundaries Session Chair: Elhanan Reiner Jerusalem in the Days of Nehemiah: Gary Knoppers, University of Notre Dame Aelia Capitolina – An Unusual Roman Colonia in the Light of Its Inscriptions: Benjamin Isaac, Tel Aviv University Jerusalem’s Borders in the Early Islamic Period: Gideon Avni, Israel Antiquities Authority and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 16:00–16:15 Coffee break 16:15 Session 5: Temple City and Its Economy Session Chair: Amikam Elad Economy and Administration in the Iron Age and Persian Period: Oded Lipschits, Tel Aviv University Cult, Pilgrimage and Economy in the Byzantine Period: Leah Di Segni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Haram al-Sharif and the Field of Religious Goods – Economy, Sanctity and the Developing Urban Landscape of Mamluk Jerusalem: Nimrod Luz, Western Galilee College 17:45 Closing remarks Day 2 (October 27) will be held at the Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus, in the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies (Rabin) Building. All lectures will be in Hebrew. 8:00 Gathering 8:30 Opening remarks 8:40 Joe Uziel and Ra’anan Kislev: Archaeology, Preservation and Development in the Jerusalem District, 2015–2016 9:10 Keynote lecture – Yvonne Friedman: Jerusalem as a City for Medieval Pilgrims 9:40 Award Presentation of the David Amit Prize for Young Archaeological Researchers, 2016–2017 10:00 Session 1: Approaching the Temple Mount Session Chair and Discussant: Gideon Avni Yuval Baruch, Ronny Reich and Débora Sandhaus: The Temple Mount – Results of the Archaeological Research of the Past Decade Alon de Groot and Hillel Geva: “Descending the Mount” – A Response to the “Mound on the Mount” Theory Joseph Patrich and Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah: The “Free Masons Hall” – A Composite Herodian Triclinium and a Fountain to the West of the Temple Mount Assaf Avraham and Peretz Reuven: An Arabic Inscription from the Dawn of the Islamic Period from Kafr Nuba 11:30–11:50 Coffee break 11:50 Session 2: “Standing on the Wall” – Jerusalem’s Fortification Session Chair and Discussant: Ronny Reich Johanna Regev, Nahshon Szanton, Joe Uziel and Elisabetta Boaretto: Absolute Dating of the Gihon Spring Tower Rina Avner and Kfir Arbiv: Excavations in the Russian Compound: The Battle of the “Third Wall” Shimon Gibson, Rafi Lewis and James Tabor: Going to the Market with Saladin: Finds from the 11th–13th Centuries in the Excavation of the Ayyubid Gate in Mount Zion 13:00–14:00 Lunch break 14:00 Session 3: What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? Jerusalem in the Days of the Procurators Session Chair and Discussant: Jonathan Price Nahshon Szanton, Michal Haber, Moran Hagbi, Joe Uziel and Donald T. Ariel: Monumental Building Projects in Jerusalem in the Days of the Pontius Pilate – A Numismatic View from the Stepped Street in the Tyropoeon Valley Ortal Chalaf, Peter Gendelman and Hannah Cotton: The Bet Strauss Excavations: Preliminary Results and a new Latin Inscription Helena Roth and Dafna Langgut: Lumberjacks and Water Wells: On the Use of Wood and Stature in the Lower City of Jerusalem in the Early Roman Period Yuval Gadot: Urban Judaism under Roman Rule: Dedicating the Kidron for Garbage Disposal in the First Century CE 15:10–15:30 Coffee break 15:30 Session 4: Path, Place and Memory Session Chair and Discussant: Rina Talgam Katia Cytryn-Silverman and Avi Mashiach: Sulayman's Sabīls: Restoration and Revival Amit Re’em and Ilya Berkovich: Reassessing the Art, Architecture and Chronology of the Crusader Basilica on Mount Zion Annette Nagar: A Byzantine Church near Bet Nekofa along the Road from Jaffa to Jerusalem Lihi Habas: The Cross in the Mausoleum at Horbat Ha-Gardi: The Tombs of the Maccabees and the Christian Cult of the Maccabean Martyrs 17:00 Session 5: A New Old Papyrus Session Chair and Discussant: Ester Eshel Shmuel Ahituv, Eitan Klein and Amir Ganor: Papyrus "to Jerusalem" Hagai Misgav, Aharon Demski, Aren Maeir : Discussion 17:40 Closing remarks

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